The Rookies

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The Rookies is an American police procedural series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department (SCPD).

The Rookies is an American police procedural series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department (SCPD).

Original Release

09/11/1972 on ABC

Cast

Kate Jackson Jill Danko
Georg Stanford Brown Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville Officer Mike Danko
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontkean Officer Willie Gillis
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ed Ryker
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ryker
Bruce Fairbairn Officer Chris Owens
Bruce Fairbairn Off. Chris Owens
Sam Melville Off. Mike Danko
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Lamb to the Slaughter Tuesday, 09 September 1975
2 Reading, Writing and Angel Dust Tuesday, 16 September 1975
3 One-Way Street to Nowhere Tuesday, 23 September 1975
4 Someone Who Cares Tuesday, 30 September 1975
5 Ladies Day Tuesday, 07 October 1975
6 Reign of Terror Tuesday, 14 October 1975
7 Death Lady Tuesday, 21 October 1975
8 Measure of Mercy Tuesday, 28 October 1975
9 A Time to Mourn Tuesday, 04 November 1975
10 The Institutional Man Tuesday, 11 November 1975
11 Invitation to a Rumble Tuesday, 18 November 1975
12 Reluctant Hero Tuesday, 25 November 1975
13 Dead Heat Tuesday, 02 December 1975
14 The Voice of Thunder Tuesday, 09 December 1975
15 The Code Five Affair Tuesday, 16 December 1975
16 Shadow of a Man Tuesday, 23 December 1975
17 Eye for an Eye Tuesday, 30 December 1975
18 Sudden Death Tuesday, 06 January 1976
19 From Out of the Darkness Tuesday, 20 January 1976
20 The Mugging Tuesday, 27 January 1976
21 Blue Movie, Blue Death Tuesday, 24 February 1976
22 Deliver Me from Innocence Tuesday, 02 March 1976
23 Journey to Oblivion Tuesday, 30 March 1976
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Directors

Phil Bondelli, Leonard J. Horn, E.W. Swackhamer, Gene Nelson, Harry Falk, Georg Stanford Brown, Fernando Lamas, Earl Bellamy, Philip Leacock, Michael Caffey, Ralph Senensky, Jud Taylor, Bruce Bilson, William Crain, Barry Shear, Lee Philips, Richard Benedict, Jerry Jameson, William F. Claxton, Richard Newton, Edward M. Abroms, William Claxton, Alexander Grasshoff, Leon Carrere, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Alvin Ganzer, George McCowan, Lou Antonio, Randal Kleiser, Ivan Dixon

Writers

William Blinn, Skip Webster, Robert I. Holt, Hal Sitowitz, Rita Lakin, Don Balluck, Daniel B. Ullman, Sean Baine, Irv Pearlberg, Rick Husky, James Basler, Hoke Howell, William Crain, Jack V. Fogarty, Mark Weingart, Larry Brody, Richard H. Landau, William Douglas Lansford, Robert Harland, Bruce Shelly, Alvin Boretz, David Ketchum, Robert Hamner, Frank Telford, Mann Rubin, Jaron Summers, Donald L. Stewart, Sy Salkowitz, Gerry Day, Robert Heverly, James Schmerer, Mathias Reitz, Don Carlos Dunaway, Parke Perine, David P. Harmon, Ron Bishop, Webb Morris, Jock MacKelvie, Paul Savage, Sandor Stern, Aaron Spelling, Mark Slade, Richard Danus, Rance Howard, Bethel Leslie

Creators

Rita Lakin

Cast

Kate Jackson Jill Danko
Georg Stanford Brown Officer Terry Webster
Sam Melville Officer Mike Danko
Michael Ontkean
Michael Ontkean Officer Willie Gillis
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ed Ryker
Gerald S. O'Loughlin Lt. Ryker
Bruce Fairbairn Officer Chris Owens
Bruce Fairbairn Off. Chris Owens
Sam Melville Off. Mike Danko
Robert Harland Sgt. Older
Frank Lugo Sgt. Pilar
Ken Swofford Mr. Felker
Bill Williams Capt. Whitfield
Amzie Strickland Head Nurse
Richard Balin Doctor
Shelley Morrison Mrs. Felker
Pat Patterson Jailer
Robert Harland Desk Sergeant
Robert Harland Sgt. Older (as Bob Harland)

Producers

Editors

Jim Faris, Dick Wormell, Bill Mosher, Leon Carrere, Art Seid, Gene Milford, Richard Malek, James Baiotto, Leonard Kwitt, Richard Balin

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